So if you know me, then you know I like Shakespeare. Probably no surprise then that there’s one film version on the list, right?
Hands down it has to be Baz Lurhman’s crazy envisaging of Romeo and Juliet. The cast, the music, the look of it and I’d say pretty much ‘the everything’ are to love.
If Shakespeare’s language isn’t your thing then this probably won’t help you much, but if you’ve only ever tried reading it on the page then this might just change your view of the bard. As might the Richard Loncraine version of Richard III, which is also excellent, but Romeo and Juliet holds a special place for the success of the modern setting.
I still think it’s the best work that either Leonardo DiCaprio or Claire Danes have done and the use of music is inspired.